Braves vs. Cardinals MLB Prediction
The Cardinals acquired two starting pitchers before last week’s trade deadline and the Braves pummeled one of them last night in Jon Lester. Will they take the other one behind the woodshed tonight in St. Louis when they face J.A. Happ and the Cardinals at 8:15 p.m. ET?
957 Atlanta Braves (-125) at 958 St. Louis Cardinals (+105); o/u 9
8:15 p.m. ET, Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Atlanta Braves DFS Notes
Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 with a homer in a win over the Cardinals on Tuesday. Freeman's homer is the 24th of the season. The 2020 MVP has also driven in 60 runs and is now slashing .294/.396/.511 on the season. Those aren't the same numbers he put up in the truncated season, but they're getting closer to that level. Freeman is simply one of the best hitters in the sport.
St. Louis Cardinals DFS Notes
Tyler O'Neill went 3-for-3 with a run scored on Tuesday in a loss to the Braves. O'Neill also drew a walk. The outfielder came around to score an inconsequential run in the ninth inning of a game the Cardinals lost 6-1. O'Neill is having his best season of his career, and the four-reach game brings his season slash to .271/.331/.509 with 17 homers and 40 RBI.
Braves vs. Cardinals MLB Betting Prediction
The Braves are now 8-2 in their last 10 meetings with the Cardinals in St. Louis and have won four of their last five meetings with the Redbirds overall. Atlanta is also 5-0 in its last five games as a road favorite, is 5-1 in its last six road games versus a left-handed starter and is 5-2 in its last seven road games when facing an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Cardinals are 1-4 in their last five games versus National League East opponents, are 1-6 in their last seven games versus a left-handed starter and have dropped four straight when they’re playing the second game of a series.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -125